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Jupiter 2021-08-18 20:30 UT

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Jupiter 2021-08-18 20:30 UT

Dank Thomas Winterers freundlicher Genehmigung, seine Daten vom August auf der IAS Sternwarte Hakos, Namibia für eine eigene Bearbeitung zu nutzen, kann ich dann auch wieder den König der Planeten fast zur Opposition (20.08.2021) mit den bis jetzt besten Details hier im Blog präsentieren.

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NGC 6888 – Crescent Nebula – Ha

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NGC 6888 – Crescent Nebula – Jul 2021 – Ha BW

Still a work in progress, mastering the QHY268M with the Optolong LRGBSHO filter set. Seems like a setup with reserved filters is required for the Esprit 100 ED with the original flattener, in order to avoid strange reflections from bright stars such as Deneb or Sadr. Shooting a familiar target here.

Technical details at Astrobin.

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North America and Pelican

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NGC 7000 – North America Nebula and IC 5070 Pelican Nebula – Ha BW – Jun 2021 Mosaic v1

Continuing the explorations with the QHY268M, a two panel H-alpha mosaic. And the first time I used NINA to control the imaging session.

Backyard astrophotography in light-polluted Cologne-Dellbrück (SQM 19.7)
Skywatcher Esprit 100/550 ED, Skywatcher Flattener, Optolong Ha 7nm / QHY268M
OAG with Lodestar X2
Mount AZ EQ6 GT
Image acquisition: CdC, NINA, PHD2, dithering
Ha: 2 x 6 x 600s, mode 1, gain 56, offset 10, -5C, 10 flats, 50 bias, 20 darks
Data calibration/integration: PixInsight
Image processing: PixInsight, Lightroom, two panel mosaic

NGC 7000 Ha Test

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NGC 7000 – North America Nebula – Ha Test with QHY268M Jun 2021

First steps into the realm of mono astrocams with the QHY268M. Pretty amazed what 3 x 10 min were able to pull out of my suburban skies.

In memoriam Dr. Carsten Jacobs, ad astra!

Backyard astrophotography in light-polluted Cologne-Dellbrück (SQM 19.7)
Skywatcher Esprit 100/550 ED, Skywatcher Flattener, Optolong Ha 7nm, QHY268M
OAG with Lodestar X2
Mount AZ EQ6 GT
Image acquisition: CdC, APT, PHD2, dithering
Ha: 3 x 600s, mode 1, gain 56, offset 40, -10C, 20 flats, 40 bias, 12 darks
Data calibration/integration: PixInsight
Image processing: PixInsight, Lightroom

Mars October 2020

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Mars 2020-10-23 21:57:23

Zumindest ein paar Daten aus Namibia. ;-) Danke an Michael Mushardt für die Möglichkeit seine Aufnahmen aus dem Oktober 2020 zu bearbeiten.

At least some data from Namibia. ;-) Thanks to Michael Mushardt for making his data from October 2020 available for processing.

Internationale Amateursternwarte e.V.
IAS Observatory Hakos, Namibia
Celestron C14 14″ 3910mm f/11 on Kraska horseshoe mount
ASI178MC with Televue Powermate 2,5x
10% out of 3804 frames
Image acquisition by Michael Mushardt: FireCapture
Image processing by Martin Junius: AutoStakkert! 3, PixInsight, Lightroom